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23 December 2013
View news from Italy Was 2013 a Year To Forget?
ITALY – An industry leader has summarised 2013 as a ‘difficult’ year for the Italian dairy industry....
18 December 2013
View news from Italy Po Valley Farmers Strive for 'Good and Honest' Milk
ITALY – Producer organisations are teaming up to shorten the supply chain by producing sustainable branded milk in northern Italy....
16 December 2013
View news from Italy October Dairy Production Up Slightly
ITALY – New data shows dairy production was up in October, showing signs of sector recovery....
21 October 2013
View news from Italy Organized Small Farmers Become Entrepreneurs
ITALY - At a side event on the first day of World Food Week, FAO showcased the success of Italy-funded projects in East Africa, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean that are transforming smallholder and family farms into small businesses....
09 October 2013
View news from Italy IFIF Re-elects Chairman and Board of Directors
ITALY - Delegates at the International Feed Industry Federation’s 26th General Assembly have unanimously re-elected Mario Sergio Cutait as IFIF’s Chairman for the 2014-2015 term of office....
02 October 2013
View news from Italy Russia Making Most of Lower Italian Cheese Price
ITALY – Russia is Italy’s biggest buyer of cheese in eastern Europe, this year’s market data shows. ...
10 September 2013
View news from Italy Agricultural Courses Faring Well Through Recession
ITALY – University enrolment figures show that students are turning to the farming industry for a future career....
30 August 2013
View news from Italy Export Laws Must be Simplified to Build US Trade
ITALY – Italian processors have called on the European Union to simplify trading so exports to the US cheese market can be developed....
05 August 2013
View news from Italy Female Farmers Are Answer to Land Abandonment
ITALY – Women can play a huge part in the preservation of the Italian countryside, the General Federation of Italian Agriculture (Confagricoltura)has said....
31 July 2013
View news from Italy Dairy Representatives Meet to Discuss Prices
ITALY – Milk producers are a step closer to a dairy markets solution....
29 July 2013
View news from Italy Heatwave Threatens Profit For Housed Systems
ITALY – Hot conditions are causing yields on intensive housed systems to drop 10 per cent, the National Confederation of Farmers (Coldiretti) has announced....
19 July 2013
View news from Italy Italian Dairy Aid Illegal
ITALY - The European Commission has declared that state aid paid to the Italian dairy sector is illegal. ...
12 July 2013
View news from Italy Italian Agriculture & Food Exports See Record High of $34 Billion
ITALY - Italian exports in Agriculture and Food Products see a rise of 7 per cent on the previous year, breaking the $34 billion mark - reports the Coldiretti Farmers Association President, Sergio Marini....
25 June 2013
View news from Italy Italy Requested to Recover Surplus Levies from Dairy Producers
EU - Today, the European Commission has called on Italy to take action to address shortcomings in the recovery of surplus levies due from dairy producers who exceeded their individual quotas in years when Italy overran its national dairy quota....
21 June 2013
View news from Italy BIOMIN at MycoRed International Conference “Europe 2013”
ITALY - More than 300 participants from about 50 countries worldwide took part in the final ISM - MycoRed International Conference “Europe 2013” held in Martina Franca (Apulia), Italy from 27 to 31 May, 2013....
22 May 2013
View news from Italy First Quarter Results Show Continuing Gorgonzola Decline
ITALY – Gorgonzola production fell in the first quarter by almost 5 per cent, the Italian Dairy Association has revealed....
10 April 2013
View news from Italy First Quarter Figures Down For Grana Padano
ITALY – Cheese production figures are falling short of the strong performance noted last year, according to the Italian Dairy Association....
12 March 2013
View news from Italy 2012 Milk Production Rise Confirmed
ITALY – Milk delivery records show an increase in milk for 2012 after a mixed year....
20 February 2013
View news from Italy Cheese Production Up 7 Per Cent on 2011
ITALY –Surging cheese production trends have continued through 2012 amounting to 277,294 tons, according to the National Institute for Statistics....
11 February 2013
View news from Italy EU Action Demanded After Turkish Cheese Ban
ITALY – In a controversial move, the Turkish government has banned imports of Italian cheeses made from raw milk....
31 January 2013
View news from Italy Raw Milk and Cream Push to Help Health
ITALY – Raw milk consumption is set to rocket following a ministerial order from Renato Balduzzi, Health Minister. ...
12 December 2012
View news from Italy Recession Affects Farming in Third Quarter
ITALY - The economic recession in Italy has now taken hold of agriculture as ISTAT (the Italian Statistics Service) has reported a 6.7 per cent decline in economic output in the third quarter for 2012....
04 December 2012
View news from Italy Minister Meets Dairy Representatives
ITALY - The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Mario Catania, held a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry to discuss issues and opportunities for the dairy sector....
19 November 2012
View news from Italy Confederation Announces Agriculture Sector Downturn Fears
ITALY - The General Confederation of Italian Agriculture (GCIA) has warned that unless the farming sector receives appropriate measures it will continue to shrink alongside the general economy. ...
16 November 2012
View news from Italy Campaigners Demand Reform of EFSA
ITALY - Campaigners have demonstrated outside a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), held at its headquarters in Parma, Italy....
17 July 2012
View news from Italy Tracking Animal Epidemics Through Road Network
ITALY - Road transport is one of the main vectors of animal epidemics. It is vital to understand how potentially infected animals are transported and exchanged within a country. A French-Italian team, including researchers from the Centre de physique...
08 June 2012
View news from Italy €250 Million Cheese Lost after Earthquake
ITALY - The earthquake on May 20, which hit Emilia Romagna, the provinces of Modena, Ferrara and Bologna, has left the agricultural industry suffering, with an estimated damage cost of €700 million to agriculture alone....
03 January 2012
View news from Italy Organic Feed Fraud Uncovered
ITALY - Conventional feed has been sold as falsely labelled organic products in Italy, leading to the arrests of several executives from agro-businesses....

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